Applied Cybersecurity

Program Description

Program Number: Y100300

CIP Number: 0511100302

750 Hours

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and cybersecurity-related careers in the Information Technology career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of cybersecurity.

The content includes but is not limited to foundational knowledge and skills in computer and network security, security vulnerabilities, attack mechanisms and techniques, intrusion detection and prevention, cryptographic systems, system hardening, risk identification, incidence response, penetration testing, key management, access control, and recovery.  Specialized courses focus on database security, planning and analysis, software, and web security.

Occupational Description

The Applied Cybersecurity Certificate Program will prepare students for employment or advance training in Cybersecurity careers as well as other IT related occupations.

Students will learn fundamental skills required for monitoring and protecting critical network infrastructure, as well as best practices for safeguarding proprietary and personal information. Students will also learn hacker methodologies, procedures for risk and threat assessments, and postattack recovery methods.

This program offers testing for professional certification under the CompTIA Security+ Certificate.

Program Structure

The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:

Course Number


Course Title

Course Length

Florida Resident Tuition Per Term



Cybersecurity Associate




Information Security Manager